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With Hurricane Sally Approaching, DeSantis Expands State Of Emergency Across North Florida

Tropical Weather
This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at 3 p.m. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Sally moving slowly towards the coast from the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters now expect landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday near the Alabama-Mississippi state line. (NOAA via AP)

A state of emergency declared by Governor Ron DeSantis ahead of Hurricane Sally's landfall was extended to several Big Bend counties Tuesday.

Citing a risk of storm surge, heavy rainfall, severe flooding and other dangerous weather events possible from Hurricane Sally, the governor extended a state of Emergency to the following North Florida counties:

Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Okaloosa, Walton, and Washington.

DeSantis declared a state of emergency for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties on Monday.